Amazon just came out with a list of interesting stats for the holiday season. Among them: people bought enough Christmas Story leg lamps to reach the top of Mt. Everest.
That's 20,320 feet of "major awards" like the iconic lamp the dad won in the movie A Christmas Story.
Now I'm a fan of the movie, but I certainly wouldn't want one of those lamps to be part of my shabby chic decor. But apparently people were buying the thing like wildcakes!
Now they didn't do the math, and I won't either, but that would be a whole lot of 20 inch leg lamps at $47.96 each, or not quite as many of the 45 inch variety that cost $145.99. I'm not sure if they counted all the leg lamp mugs, night lights, cookie cutters or Christmas tree lights in their measurement comparison, either.
Needless to say, somebody made a lot of money, and hopefully a lot of folks were please on Christmas morning. At any rate, it's safer than a Red Ryder BB gun. It's pretty hard to shoot your eye out with a lamp.
I know a lot of people always think of Dan Fogelberg's Same Old Lang Syne as a Christmas song, but I've always thought of it as a New Year's Song. I'll try not shed a tear listening this time. (joking)
If you happened to catch the Kennedy Center Honors program on CBS the other night, chances are you were pleasantly surprised to be introduced to blues singer Beth Hart.
That's what I thought, when she was introduced as part of the tribute to blues legend Buddy Guy. She took the stage with another icon, Jeff Beck, and proceeded to give a jaw-dropping, gut-wrenching rendition of "I'd Rather Go Blind." Even Buddy Guy was blown away, if the look on his face was any indication.
The Los Angeles singer has been around since the 1990's, but her career got a jump-start when she met guitar player Joe Bonamossa, and they recorded an album together that came out in 2011.
In 2012 she released an album called "Bang Bang Boom Boom," and after her performance at the Kennedy Center Honors, it's possible her career just might explode.
by Jonathan's Jabberings,posted Dec 26 2012 11:46AM
There are always jokes about Jews getting Chinese food on Christmas, but it's really true. My family has been doing it for years. However, this year it seemed like everyone was Jewish. My folks were in town and we decided to get some eats from Imperial Garden. We decided to get the food on Christmas Eve and the place was packed!
Maybe there are more Jewish people in Madison than I thought, but I don't think so. Perhaps, everyone else is just starting to realize Chinese food tastes a little better on Christmas.
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